Yes, the current status of women’s rights across the world is much much better than it used to be, but it’s extremely far from what it should be, if gender equality is indeed our goal!
We should be grateful for the work of feminist pioneers, and also understand that it is up to us, the feminists of today, to continue to fight for gender equality, if we are to create a world in which our little girls today will discriminated upon simply because of their gender!
In this video, I engage with some statistics, that go to show how far we have to go! Based on a compilation of data from the World Bank, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations, here is what the numbers show as far as the status of women’s rights in 2015.
- In 2015, just 11 countries, out of the 196 States in the world, were headed by women.
- A mere 22% of women were parliamentarians.
- Just 17% of women were government ministers.
- Women make up 80% of refugees and displaced persons.
- There are currently 60 million child brides.
The struggle is not yet over, and improving the status of women’s rights and gender equality requires that all men and women stand together, that we together work to change the patriarchal structure of the system in which we are embedded.
What are your thoughts on the status of women’s rights and gender equality in the world?
-Unravel Away Artist-